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Art Hack Weekend - Aug 5-7

Calling all artists, designers, and developers!

Join Eyebeam Art & Technology Center and The Creators Project August 5th-7th for Art Hack Weekend, a two-day, open-source hackathon that celebrates new artistic experiences.

Design, code and prototype projects that re-imagine the way we create, consume, and interact with media.

We’re interested in exploring how new technological advancements in fields like motion tracking, depth mapping, holographics and 3D visuals, gesture control, augmented reality, projection mapping, and networked environments can be  transformed into tools that help change the way we experience and connect with art both on and offline, and/or creating entirely new artistic experiments. Projects can come in the form of web apps, mobile apps, installations, widgets, websites, or any combination of the above.

We’ll kick off the weekend with a BBQ on Friday night, followed by a hacking marathon on Saturday and Sunday. We’ll be feeding you throughout the weekend and providing plenty of coffee to keep your batteries charged.


Weekend Schedule:

Friday, 7-10PM - Meet and Greet BBQ

Saturday, 10am-midnight - Project development time

Sunday, 10am-5pm - Project development  

Sunday, 6pm-9pm - Project presentations and celebration (this portion of the event is open to the public, pending space availability)


We’re looking for:
Projects can come in the form of web apps, mobile apps, installations, widgets, and websites that re-imagine these tools and techniques as:
a) tools for enjoying and/or learning about art

b) a unique installation or creative work

(Projects are not limited to visual works.)

Awards and Exhibition:

At the end of the 2-day hackathon, participants will present their projects before a jury of experts (curators, artists, Eyebeam and The Creators Project staff).
The jury will select a number of projects to award a project development stipend and workspace at Eyebeam during public hours.
The selected artists will have 7-8 weeks to develop their projects for a dedicated exhibition at the The Creators Project: New York City this October.
The Creators Project and Eyebeam will also host a panel discussion at the event where the selected artists will present and explain their work.


1. Projects should not be under development prior to the start of the event. Pre-existing code libraries, APIs, sketches, and similar raw materials are allowed, but the spirit of the event encourages participants to build what they can in 36 hours.
2. Choose an Open Source Initiative-approved license, or, if for a non-code project, a Creative Commons license if an OSI license does not meet your needs.
3. Projects aren't limited to code or an app. Creating websites, design systems, information graphics, maps, etc. are OK!
4. We encourage participants to work with at least one person at the event who they don't already know.
5. We encourage coders and non-coders to work together, with both types actively participating throughout the project's development.

You can come even if you don't have an idea, are not a coder. Come find a team to work with.

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  • Aidan F.

    Are the demos on Sunday open to the public?

    August 5, 2011

  • Michael Zick D.

    Should the time listed above for saturday be corrected? it says 10am-12pm but i believe would probably be 10am-12am?

    August 3, 2011

  • don u.

    I work at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and we're interested in working with hackers like you guys, and finding way to get new technology into our institution. How can I get involved here? Can I see the works in progress, or the final products that don't make the cut?

    1 · July 28, 2011

  • Andrea C.

    Thanks for the recent
    email-Since I cannot commit to the 3 days I will free up my spot as suggested-thanks again for the invite. See you at the next one*+*+*+

    July 21, 2011

  • Aidan F.

    any chance more spots will be opened up?

    July 21, 2011

  • Annie W.

    not sure how I am supposed to reply to your emails, btw...

    July 18, 2011

  • Annie W.

    wanna come!

    July 18, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    What if I just want to attend the panel discussion? Will that be open to more?

    July 18, 2011

  • Annie W.

    I'm in, if theres still a spot!

    July 16, 2011

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